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Paris Woman's Manslaughter Trial to Get Started
05/14/2014 09:50 AM ET  

Kristina Lowe faces two counts of manslaughter, two counts of aggravated operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

PARIS, Maine (AP) _ The trial of a 21-year-old Paris woman charged with being drunk and reading a text message when she crashed her car, killing two teenage passengers, is getting started.

Kristina Lowe's trial on two counts of manslaughter, two counts of aggravated operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a fatal accident is scheduled to start Wednesday in Oxford County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the then-18-year-old Lowe was driving east on Route 219 in West Paris just after midnight on Jan. 7, 2012 when she crashed.

Two passengers, 19-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason, died. Lowe and another passenger were injured.

Lowe's attorney, James Howaniec, tells the Sun Journal he ``believes very strongly in her innocence'' and feels ``there's some substantial issues with the state's case.''


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